July 7, 2019

Reading 2 Kings 5: 1-14 (NRSV) A friend was bemoaning the ingratitude of relatives he has tried to help. They have lived in his house for years without saying thanks. Have you ever felt un-thanked for help given? Today's reading recounts instances of helpfulness and the consequences. A slave girl gratuitously tells of the prophet … Continue reading July 7, 2019

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June 30, 2019

Reading Luke 1:5-17 (NRSV) Turning to the children. In today’s reading, one of God’s angels announces that Zechariah and Elizabeth will have a child born in their old age. The angel foretells that little Johnny will be filled with the Holy Spirit, and will prepare a people for God. And the parents will have joy and … Continue reading June 30, 2019

May 12, 2019

Reading John 10: 22-30 (NRSV) Who are you? Customs agents at international borders ask for my occupation, and I name my profession in healthcare. One agent then chatted about a family member with a small healthcare complaint; I asked a clarifying question, confirmed that environmental factors may aggravate the complaint, and suggested they consult their … Continue reading May 12, 2019